Y’all….I made a thing and it is done! My Worsted Boxy is off the blocking mats and ready for fall.
Pattern: Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Yarn: Berroco Vintage in Mushroom. I used 437 grams or 948 yards of yarn.
Needles: US 7 and US 9
Mods: Omitted rolled stockinette collar and used a single crochet edging
I realized as I was packing away my supplies from this project that I might have made an oops. I’m pretty sure I knit the body of this sweater on US7s instead of US 9s. Between that and the fact that I picked a pattern size to purposely have less positive ease I have probably four to five inches of positive ease instead of ten as called for in the pattern. And the sleeves hit me above the elbow instead of below as shown in the pattern.
I am still happy with this project. The fabric I created is nice and dense enough that I don’t need a tank underneath. It’s definitely boxy shaped and I think hangs nicely on my frame. And I only had 70 grams of yarn left so I probably could not have made the next size up. I don’t know, maybe with the larger needles I would have not used as much yarn? I might go back and add another row of single crochets around the neckline. Simply to add more stability and make it look like a formal neckline.
I’m not sure I would knit this particular sweater again. I could possibly be tempted to do a fingering weight boxy or the v-neck boxy?
P.s. the hem totally stopped rolling after blocking! I win!!!
It turned out great! Nicely done!
Yaaaaay! It looks awesome! And it makes me happy that the hem is sorted :p
It looks amazing.
It looks great on, nice drape, a lovely colour for going with any coloured shawl you want to match with it for when it’s a bit colder. A definite win. 😀
Yay for no hem rolling!! It looks great:) Enjoy!
It looks great. You made the right call on the neckline.
that looks great
That looks great and so easy to wear. Here I was doing quick blog check and I actually read ‘my worse boxy’ at first – which piqued my interest! – I thought that’s not anything like the ‘worst’ thing I’ve ever made, what’s she talking about ?? So glad to read it again now I’ve found my glasses and taken more time to actually read properly. A nice job!
Great job! And I think you vastly improved the neckline.
Your sweater looks great! Very flattering and very nicely done!
Well whatever happened with the needles, it looks great!